1978 Honda CB550K4
Although everyone immediately remembers the game changing CB750 Four, Honda’s CB550 also had it’s own charm, and was fitted with an equally as exciting engine. With a lower center of gravity, lighter engine, and better handling, the CB550 quickly charged to the top of the middleweight division for motorcycles in the 1970’s.
This particular model sat derelict for ten years, originally a restoration project that was never quite finished, extensive work was needed to remedy poor storage and years of neglect. Everything has been rebuilt, restored, or replaced on the motorcycle, while leaving a bit of patina to show that this motorcycle is not just another garage queen, but a daily rider for an enthusiastic owner.
Some notable changes and original finds include:
Original 4-4 Pipes
Original Gas Tank with Factory Paint, carefully restored by John Connery of Connery’s Custom Paint in Toronto.
Drilled front rotor with upgraded stainless brake lines
Rick’s Motorsport Electrics Rectifier/Regulator
Avon AM26 Roadrider front and rear tires
All photos by Claudia Kielb - www.claudiakielbphotography.com